Posted: Nov 8, 2018
Greetings to all my fellow soldiers who have been awarded the Combat Infantry Badge. You are at the site and home of the warriors of the United States Army.
We answered the call from our nation to defend the democratic ideals that make our country the beacon of justice, a country that protects its citizens through the rule of law and not subject to the whims of tyranny, a country where one can dream and achieve personal goals to help not just our country and our allies, but where we can make a better life for our family.
Yet, in that process, we have undeniably been placed in harm’s way. Many of us entered combat with the innocence of life depicted in Norman Rockwell’s famous paintings. Those of us who returned from battle went back to hometown America forever changed.
Congress recognized that the combat infantryman was placed in far greater danger than all other military occupational specialties, that we were more subject to being wounded or killed, that the sacrifices and hardships we endured were far greater than non-combat soldiers. That is why Congress enacted the awarding of this medal as recognition of our constant exposure to clear and present danger as combat soldiers.
When Veterans join our organization, there is an instant brotherhood not found in many Veteran groups. Many Vets joining us at meetings tell me that when they attend, they have finally found a home where they feel they belong. Everyone knows the hardships we endured as warriors. We know what the CIB mean to us. We know what the CIB means to you. We are proud of this association. We are proud to be America’s Patriots.
Review this website and find a Combat Infantrymen’s Association chapter near you. We are waiting
for you to come home to our brotherhood of combat warriors.
Alfred C. Serrato
Posted: Jan 24, 2019
Dear Combat Veteran,Please take note of the following progress report: CIB Restoration – The CIB, in response to overwhelming support, has been restored on our membership cards, letterhead, website, membership applications, etc.Annual Member Renewal Notices In response to overwhelming support, those members who do not have email addresses will continue to receive renewal notices.The 2019 Annual Convention ... Read more
Posted: Dec 15, 2018
CHRISTMAS GREETINGS! FROM YOUR NATIONAL COMMANDER I remember my 1st Christmas away from home. It was 1966 and I had just completed AIT as a combat engineer at Ft. Leonard Wood, Missouri. My family had not seen me for 5 months. I was so excited about rejoining my family, having roast turkey, mashed potatoes and gravy, ... Read more
Posted: Nov 8, 2018
Combat Warriors! Greetings to all my fellow soldiers who have been awarded the Combat Infantry Badge. You are at the site and home of the warriors of the United States Army. We answered the call from our nation to defend the democratic ideals that make our country the beacon of justice, a country that protects its citizens ... Read more
Posted: May 28, 2018
CIAssoc Members, People often ask me the difference between Memorial Day and Veterans’ Day. Memorial Day is meant to be a somber day of recollection of those who fell in line of duty and for all veterans who are no longer with us. We remember them and respect their duty. Veterans’ Day is a day ... Read more
Posted: Oct 31, 2017
I am honored to be elected to serve as the National Commander of the Combat Infantrymen’s Association for the next 2 years. We have many exciting things developing for our association. You will be kept up to date on them as they progress. We have a new website to keep members apprised of activities and ... Read more
Posted: Aug 9, 2017
Of all the medals upon our chests From battles and wars we knew The one admired as the very best Is the one of infantry blue It’s only a rifle upon a wreath So why should it mean so much? It is what it took to earn it That gives it that Touch. To earn ... Read more
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